Lock Out & Tag Out
Worker safety is of premier importance. Food processing is often on an industrial scale with automated equipment and many potential hazards. Being aware and trained to deal with these potential hazards and workplace situations is critical for employee safety. This course will provide workers in the food processing industry with knowledge of the safety requirements necessary to ensure a healthy and safe work environment.
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This course will help you understand that everyone in the workplace, from the employer to the newest worker, has different but important ideas duties to keep the workplace safe.
Everyone in the workplace, from the employer to the newest worker, has different but important duties to keep the workplace safe. Because employers have the most authority in the workplace, they have the greatest responsibility but it’s important for your own safety that you understand everyone’s health and safety duties, including yours.
Preventing injuries and illnesses at work starts here, with the things you learn in this course, but it doesn’t end here. One of your employer’s duties under their Provincial Health & Safety Act is to give you specific information and instructions about how to stay safe on your job.
What you learn from this program will help you start to understand those instructions. We hope you will use what you learn here every day of your working life.
- All appropriate employees and contractors are required to have training in lock out tag out before they are qualified to perform any lock out tag out activities.
- Engaging in the lock out tag out procedure without training is prohibited under any circumstances.
- This program is meant to be a guide. Your employer may require additional training or certification prior to performing any LOCK OUT – TAG OUT procedures.
Course Outline & Major Topics
- What is Lock Out – Tag Out?
- Why Lock Out Tag Out?
- Let’s recap…
- Why is Lock Out – Tag Out Important?
- Case Studies
- Basic Steps of a Successful Lock Out – Tag Out
- What does de-energization mean?
- Step 1: Prepare for Shutdown
- Step 2: Notify ALL affected employees
- Step 3: Equipment shutdown
- CHECK and DOUBLE CHECK
- Step 4: Isolate your system from hazardous energy
- Step 4: Isolate your system from hazardous energy (Cont’d)
- Step 5: Remove any residual or stored energy
- Step 6: Lock Out- Tag Out
- Step 7: Verify isolation
- Step 8: Perform maintenance, cleaning or servicing
- Step 9: Remove lock out-tag out devices
- Lock Out – Tag Out Responsibilities
- Authorized Individuals
*Receive a nationally recognized certificate for participation in this course
Who Should Take This Course?
- Production Personnel
- Sanitation Team
- Plant Manager